Free Money? Sounds sus….

In this day and age, I have been so conditioned to view items in bank statements with a lot of suspicion EVEN WHEN it’s in my favor. With all the different ways an account can be hacked (like phishing) or different money fraud schemes (nespresso pods), seeing this entry on my bank account sparked a little concern. You see… I wasn’t expecting to get any free money (at least not on this account).

So naturally I asked these questions:
1) What is this? Have I been hacked?
2) Why am I getting free money? Nothing is free…

Fortunately, a Google search shows that this is a legitimate credit from California.